Jake Wood, 46, has been an everyday characteristic on the BBC cleaning soap EastEnders since 2006 and labored alongside Dame Barbara Windsor, 81, who performed Peggy Mitchell earlier than she exited the cleaning soap eight years in the past. Speaking to press together with Express.co.uk, the actor opened up about participating within the London Marathon as a part of group, Barbara’s Revolutionaries, and what is going to get him to the end line. When requested what he’d be fascinated with mid-race, the cleaning soap star commented: “Just giving support to both Barbara and Scott. For the charity as well. “That’s what’s motivating us all. That’ll be driving us forward on the day I’m sure.”
However, Jake admitted there is no such thing as a competitors between the EastEnders castmates.
He went on: “No – everyone seems to be extremely supportive of one another with what is going on on. So everyone seems to be pacing there coaching.
“It is a stunning factor that everybody has come collectively to do it as a group and determine altogether as a group on the day and pull it by.
“So there is no such thing as a competitors between us.”
Dame Barbara was identified with Alzheimer’s illness in April 2014 and her husband Scott didn’t go public with the information till two years later.
Jake will likely be joined by his fellow EastEnders stars together with Adam Woodyatt and Natalie Cassidy on the massive day in April.
Asked what his colleagues on the present take into consideration the marketing campaign for Dame Barbara, he revealed everybody has been “incredibly supportive”.
He mentioned: “All my co-stars will likely be extremely supportive. Barbara is tremendously liked. Not solely at Eastenders however nationwide.
“Obviously she is a legend of the present. We all love Barbara, all of us love Scott and everyone seems to be absolutely behind us.”
They are hoping to boost £100,000 to assist fund ground-breaking analysis into dementia, in addition to boosting consciousness of the situation.
Barbara’s Revolutionaries is a a year-long marketing campaign fashioned by dementia charities Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Meanwhile, Dame Barbara’s husband Scott revealed his spouse has loved being part of the marketing campaign.
He mentioned: “She [Barbara] realises she does not work anymore. She loves doing issues.
“That’s why she enjoys doing issues just like the video for the Dementia Revolution which she did.
“She loved that as a result of it was a little bit of her previous life. We get the make-up artist in, we get the cameras out and she or he will get concerned.
“She even begins altering the key phrases round. ‘Oh it will be better if I say this’.”
EastEnders continues tonight on BBC One at 7.30pm.